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20-May-2005, 06:36 PM #1
Is it ok to empty the temp folders?
Hi, just a quick question. I have a Compaq Presario 2200 running Windows XP 512MB of RAM and a 60GB Hard drive. Is it ok to delete everything in the C:\Temp folder and everything in the C:\Windows\Temp folder? Is there anything I shouldn't delete? Can I set the folder to "show hidden files and folders" and then delete everything in them? Any help is appreciated. Thank You!

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20-May-2005, 06:38 PM #2
I delete all of my temp folders weekly to keep my computer clean and I've never had a problem.
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20-May-2005, 06:58 PM #3
Just to second what Couchmaster said, it should be ok to delete it all. I have a .bat program that I've scheduled to run at every startup and it deletes everything in the Temp folder.
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20-May-2005, 09:07 PM #4
use disk cleanup in start/programs/accessories/system tools every couple of weeks and you can select from the boxes what is deleted from where.
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20-May-2005, 09:58 PM #6
I'm no expert but I've been using ccleaner for over six months now and it is great for cleaning the day-to-day junk that acumulates on your comp.
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20-May-2005, 11:18 PM #7
Sure.. the c:\windows\temp can be emptied... also
c:\Documents and Settings\username\local settings\temp can be emptied...
c:\windows\$NTuninstallKB88368746 blah blah can be removed as well if all your service packs are fine.

Probably tons of stuff that's not needed on there.
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21-May-2005, 12:05 AM #8
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Originally Posted by MFDnSC
something wrong with diskcleanup in xp?
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21-May-2005, 02:28 AM #9
I tried diskcleanup, and it cleans the temp folder, but when I ran CCleaner, it still cleans 1.25MB . Maybe it means CCleaner can clean more craps in your computer.
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21-May-2005, 03:15 AM #10
Thanks for all the replies guys I appreciate it and I will try that ccleaner.
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22-May-2005, 11:00 PM #11
Here is a Batch file I use. Copy the below to Note pad and save as Remove Temps.bat
rd removes the folder, and MD replaces it. Where you see Users, change to your user name. To have it happen at startup, Right Click, Start, Programs, and place it in Startup folder.

@IF ERRORLEVEL 1 PAUSE
@ECHO OFF

rd /s /q "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\Temp"
MD "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\Temp"
rd / s/ q "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\History"
MD "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\History"
Local Settings\History"
rd /s /q "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
MD "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
rd /s /q "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Cookies"
MD "c:\Documents and Settings\Users\Cookies"
rd /s /q "C:\Temp"
MD "c:\Temp\"
rd /s /q "C:\Windows\temp"
MD "C:\Windows\Temp"
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